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Shield

Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
probably Venice
Culture:
Italian, probably Venice
Medium:
Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy, gold, silver foil
Dimensions:
Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 12 oz. (2155 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
42.50.31
Not on view
This is one of a large group of shields decorated in a Middle Eastern style and thought to have been made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, prince-archbishop of Salzburg (reigned 1587–1612).
Ex. coll.: Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein (formerly inv. no. 873); Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island, New York.
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